It’s said that love makes the world go round; others would say it was Money, but can the promise of money lead to love?
Rachel Evans runs makeoveressex.com and says that although it’s nice to have Money, it doesn’t make up for type of person that they are.
She’d had past relationships with wealthy men and said that their attitude towards money was horrible and wasteful.
She tells us of how her ex frittered his money away, “One day he showed his true colours when he went online to buy concert tickets and the internet played up.
“’Oh I’m just gonna buy the Platinum ones then damn it!’ he shouted, and he spent a fortune on 4 tickets because he couldn’t be patient.”
Rachel thinks there is nothing more unattractive than a man who flaunts how much money he has and is wasteful with it.
But Felicity from penmyprofile.com finds that men often want women to know how much they earn.
She says, “Busy and successful men are increasingly turning to services like ours to help them with their dating journey - and some ask us to play up their investments, homes abroad and love of fine dining.
“We take every single customer as they come, and always advise that anything to be seen as 'bragging' about wealth is a real turn-off for most women. We advise that talking about hobbies that indicate the lifestyle, rather than out-right bragging, is a much better way to be upfront without being a bore.”
Felicity also says that there is a flipside to this and that men may just be trying to meet demand.
She says, “That said, we are seeing an increasingly number of women who are actively looking for that kind of lifestyle and are keen to include this desire in their profile.”
This is the case for 22-year-old fashion student Liya Step who is paid by a richer older man to go on holidays after they met on the dating site MissTravel.com.
She says, “He pays me a generous monthly allowance to help with my costs as a student and helps me with my expenses. We get on brilliantly and he is the kind of man I would have dated if I had not met him through the site.”
Liya has just returned from a holiday in St Lucia, which was all paid for by her rich, older lover and she doesn’t see that there is anything wrong with that.
She says, “I don’t think there is anything wrong with our Relationship. It’s progressed in much the same way as if we had met in a bar or a restaurant. In both cases, I would expect my boyfriend to look after me and buy me lovely presents.”
Brandon Wade runs the site and believes people are incredibly materialistic now and that unfortunately, this is how society operates.
He says, “We live in a society that’s very materialistic, and unfortunately, money plays a big role in how we express our love and care for someone.”
Can money replace love? Sure, the endless holidays and romantic meals are nice, but like they say, money can’t buy you true love.
Cara Mason @Cara_FAM